Canada Pot

Toronto Landlords May Pay Price For Illegal Pot Shops

YPNextHome | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Pot dispensaries, cannabis cafes, medical marijuana clinics, smoke shops, vapour lounges -- cannabis culture has gained a foothold in Toronto. Some neighbourhoods have had little to no infiltration, but many have had a staggering number of pot dispensaries open along the main street, out in the open.

Marijuana's Pro-Psychotic Effects May Put Teens At Risk

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

There is no single cause for schizophrenia. THC alone is not responsible, but there is an abundance of evidence that THC can provoke an earlier onset of schizophrenia by up to six years. There is also solid evidence to suggest a causal link between THC and schizophrenia.

The Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Are Frightening, Isolating And Debilitating

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Schizophrenia is a complex and often devastating illness, characterized by the presence of psychotic symptoms including delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking and behaviour and negative symptoms (apathy, lack of motivation, social withdrawal, and reduced emotional responsiveness).

You Can't Deny Marijuana Is Dangerous For Developing Minds

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Physicians have not effectively confronted pot-related myths, nor have we adequately educated our patients. When I tell parents about marijuana's risks, they often express shock. Many believe it's like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life. But pot is not benign.

A Look Inside Mettrum, A Medical Cannabis Producer

Madaline Zanni | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

Mettrum's licensed production facilities span over 80,000 square feet of capacity, located on a total of over 80 acres of land. The Bowmanville location (one of two) is massive, and houses their client service team and part of the grow operations.

Canadians Facing Pot Charges Left In Legal Limbo

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"I love Baby Trudeau, but he says, 'We're going to fix this.' When?"

Health Insurance Snubs Medical Marijuana For The Wrong Reasons

Amy-Rose Lane | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Amy-Rose Lane

As Charlotte began to starve from not being able to consume food, it seemed inevitable that Dravet Syndrome would claim Charlotte's young life. With nothing left to lose, Charlotte's dad began to research experimental treatments -- he found one case in California, where medicinal marijuana helped to curb violent seizures in a young patient.

Health Canada Threatens 13 B.C. Pot Shops With Police Raids

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada

"It's confusing for us right now. We're trying to figure out what the problem is.''

Canada's Medical Pot Producers Seek To Grow Business Abroad

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian producers are looking to take what they have learned at home and set up new corporate entities in other countries.

WATCH: Why Do They Call 4/20 Weed Day?

Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada

You're no Cheech or Chong, but you know what 4/20 stands for right? Of course you do. It's Weed Day, the day pot lovers the world over celebrate their...

Feds Lose 'Significant' Pot Battle

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Cour...

Medical Pot Lawsuits Piling Up

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The lawsuits challenging Ottawa's attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up, meaning the government will be f...

Sensible BC Has Big Plans For The Coming Year

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Sensible BC has become Canada's largest cannabis reform organization. Our focus for 2014 will be building our network and organization, keeping our issue in the media, fighting several legal challenges, and working towards the municipal elections coming this November.

B.C. Pets Have Most Weed-Related Health Claims

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pets in British Columbia have the most marijuana-related health claims in North America, says a pet insurance company. Trupanion paid over $54,000 ...

Students Get Sick From Pot-Laced Treats

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several North Vancouver high school students have become sick from eating marijuana-infused treats over the past week. Two Grade 10 students — fr...

How Fear Is Stopping Drug Legalization

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

"I think there is a fear of change, a fear of change that is ungrounded in any rational apprehension about what will happen. We accept at some level that the whole prohibition policy is a total failure, yet in some other part of our brain we are afraid of change because we worry that society would just turn itself into a collection of drug-addled morons."

Students Who Smoke Only Pot Perform Better Than Those Who Smoke Cigarettes Too

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

New study identifies which youth are most at risk, researchers say (photo by Drome via Flickr) It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking m...

Sunny Freeman

Why This MS Patient Is Taking On Health Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Robert Davidson’s multiple sclerosis left him unable to walk for 15 years. He had prescriptions for 13 different drugs – including high doses of ...

Medical Pot Shortage?

CBC | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are worried there soon could be a shortage of legal weed. In just 62 days, all medical marijuana must be purchased f...

Too High A Price?

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Business

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Mark Gobuty isn't raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto — he's growing medical marijuana.His co...

CANADIAN BAKIN'

CP | Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

HANOI, Vietnam - For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis is just not good enough. As with their Ad...

Ticketing Tokers Is No Pro-Pot Policy

Dana Larsen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Right now the RCMP lay about 60,000 charges annually for marijuana possession across Canada, while they let about four times as many people found with pot off with a warning. When the police talk about tickets for possession, they're not talking about reducing the number of charges, they're talking about finding a more efficient way to punish the hundreds of thousands of people they're currently letting go.

How Could Canada Legalize Marijuana?

CBC | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

While the debate rages for and against legalizing marijuana, there's also a debate about how to legalize it, if that's the direction chosen. In Cana...

The Most Popular Illegal Drug Is..

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living

LONDON - Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the...

Canadian Kids Love Marijuana The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Living

A new survey from UNICEF has found that more Canadian kids smoke marijuana than anywhere else in the western world. The study on the well-being of ...